Nashville Symphony, 91Classical Team Up for Live Broadcast of John Williams’ September 9 Performance at the Schermerhorn

August 18, 2017

Nashville, Tenn. – John Williams’ first-ever Nashville appearance on September 9 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be broadcast live by Nashville Public Radio’s 91Classical, giving fans of the legendary composer the chance to experience the sold-out concert on the radio, online and via mobile app. 

An Evening with John Williams & the Nashville Symphony – which kicks off the orchestra’s 2017/18 season and will benefit the Symphony’s education and community programs – will be the finale to 91Classical’s first-ever Radio Fest, a day of hourly live performances by Nashville musicians on Friday, September 8.

The concert will open with Nashville Symphony music director Giancarlo Guerrero conducting Williams' concerto for orchestra and bassoon entitled The Five Sacred Trees, a showcase for principal bassoonist Julia Harguindey. The second half will feature Williams conducting the orchestra as they perform highlights from some of his more than 100 film scores.

The performance will be aired on 91Classical WFCL-FM beginning at 8 p.m. on September 9. Listeners can also tune in online at or via the Nashville Public Radio mobile app. Click here for more information about streaming options and the mobile app.

Since 2012, Nashville Public Radio has provided the city’s only 24-hour classical music broadcast on 91.1 FM. Starting September 1, the service will be known as 91Classical. Available on the radio, through streaming audio and the Nashville Public Radio app, 91Classical is committed to including mid-state musicians and composers in its programming on a frequent basis by airing both live performances and recordings.